Thursday, March 31, 2005

Spring Training Special Part 3

National League Predictions:

East:
1. New York Mets: Omar Minaya's offseason moves are awesome. Pedro, Carlos, and Kazuhisa solidify the rotation and the lineup. Reign of Atlanta terror comes to an end. For real.
2. Atlanta Braves: That said, this is a good team. Smoltz as a starter is a bust.
3. Philadelphia Phillies: Still not enough pitching. Thome hits 53.
4. Florida Marlins: This is a very good division...
5. Las Vegas Nationals: Better, but still not good. Bright spots; Loiaza, Guillen, Hernandez.

Central
1. St. Louis Cardinals: Hard to argue with adding Mulder. Renteria's absence hurts more than you'd think.
2. Milwaukee Brewers: Seriously, this is my pick. The Arizona trade pays off this year. Carlos Lee destroys, Doug Davis is awesome, we get to see Cecil Fielder's kid in September.
3. Houston Astros: Too many lost players, too many old players.
4. Chicago Cubs: How's Joe Mauer over Mark Prior look now?
5. Pittsburgh Pirates: Need to make good on plan to study and replicate Twins organization. Won't help this year.
6. Cincinnati Reds: Why are there six teams in this division?

West
1. San Diego: I like their starters and this is a very bad division. Need a closer and an offense.
2. Los Angeles: No Adrian Beltre, no chance. Gagne goes down hard from Roid withdrawal.
3. San Francisco: Average age of 46 years old.
4. Arizona Snakes: Big Unit not so stacked after all. Shawn Green turns awesome, Javy Vazquez strikes out 240, Greg Aquino blows 20 saves. Bad times.
5. Colorado Rockies: Maybe they should think about a pressurized dome. Will never win a World Series, ever. Plus side? Don't need andro.

NLDS:
St. Louis takes Atlanta out like Puff Daddy if you didn't vote.
New York gets to humiliate the Padres. Man that sounds like an awesome series.

NLCS: New York, New York. Minaya shoots Steinbrenner in the face, pees in Yankee Stadium, Pedro wins game 7.

There is zero chance I will be wrong.

Kazuhisa Ishii, no relation, copyright infringed.

4 Comments:

Anonymous km said...

East
1 – marlins
2 – braves
3 – phillies
4 – mets (off season moves will be a bust)
5 – Nationals

Central
1 – Cubs (Prior over Mauer still looks good)
2 – Cardinals (Mulder will battle Pedro to be the biggest bust)
3 – Brewers (surprise team of year – will battle until September
4 – Pirates
5 – Astros (will Roger be in a Red Sox or Yankees uniform at the end of the year?)
6 – Reds

West
1 – Padres
2 – Giants
3 – Dodgers
4 – Dbacks
5 - Rockies

00:54  
Blogger B. Alec said...

I know you want the Cubs to win, but seriously. I'm glad you're with me on the Brewers. If I was from another country that would be my favorite team.

09:10  
Anonymous km said...

i cannot see the cardinals having the same year they had last year - the A's seemed to have no problem getting rid of Mulder - their GM is good at trading players that may have peaked - plus renteria is gone - he was the main cub killer over the years

12:19  
Blogger B. Alec said...

Yeah, but the Cubs lose Sosa and Alou and their pitching is injury-prone, plus a weak-ass bullpen. Pujols, Rolen, Edmonds.

02:41  

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